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Putin says will seek new six-year term – Manila Video

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he would seek a new six-year term in the country’s March elections in a move that would extend his rule to 2024. “I will offer my candidacy for the post of president of the Russian Federation,” he said at the GAZ factory in Nizhny Novgorod, surrounded by workers. source link: Putin says will seek new six-year term – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerDec 7th, 2017

No program, no debate but Putin cruising to poll win

MOSCOW: Running with a lacklustre slogan, no program and refusing to debate his opponents, it sometimes seems like Russian President Vladimir Putin is not campaigning for re-election at all. But it is unlikely to matter for the 65-year-old strongman who is cruising towards victory and a historic fourth Kremlin term in next month’s election, with [...] The post No program, no debate but Putin cruising to poll win appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Putin says Russians will reject opposition ‘coup’ at annual press conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the opposition was hoping for a “coup”, during a marathon press conference that marked his first major public appearance since announcing he would seek a new six-year term in elections next year. #BeFullyInformed Putin says Russians will reject opposition ‘coup’ at annual press conference Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday… link: Putin says Russians will reject opposition ‘coup’ at annual press conference.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Putin seeks new term as Russia president in March vote

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, December 6, said he would seek a new six-year term in the country's March elections in a move that would make him the longest-serving Russian leader since Joseph Stalin. Putin, who has been in power for the past 18 years, is expected ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Remove PCOO budget, use it for what Filipinos need

MANILA, Philippines – The proposed 2019 budget of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) may be in peril after Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson posted her controversial video on federalism . For next year, the PCOO has asked for a budget of P1.41 billion – higher than its allocation of P1.38 billion for 2018. On ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Macandili skips Japan training but will be ready come Asiad

National women’s volleyball team libero Dawn Macandili remains confident that she’ll be in tip top shape despite skipping the squad’s Japan training camp. Macandili will miss the two-week training of the national squad in Okayama as preparation for the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games to complete her academic requirements in De La Salle University. “Hindi siya makakasama sa camp, sa camp lang naman kasi syempre conflict (sa studies),” said head coach Shaq Delos Santos. “Pero knowing her naman definitely magte-training naman siya tuluy-tuloy so OK.” The graduating AB psychology student is currently completing her thesis – a study about coping and motivation of para-athletes.    “Kasi last term ko na to sa undergrad studies. May mga subject ako na di ko maiwan kasi na-extend 'yung term dahil sa bagyo,” said Macandili, who is making her third tour of duty after seeing action last year in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Championship and the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games. “Marami pa akong requirements na kailangan tapusin -- especially 'yung thesis ko. May defense pa ako and may project pa ako sa OJT,” she added. The Nationals including members of the pool are set to leave on Sunday. They will return on August 16 before flying to Indonesia for the quadrennial meet set from August 18 to September 2.    Macandili promised Delos Santos that she will still train here in Manila and will be ready come Asiad time.   “Tinanong niya ako kung di ba talaga kaya. Sabi ko naman na magpapakundisyon ako dito and sa Asian Games ako babawi,” said Macandili, who was named Second Best libero in last year’s AVC Asian Seniors. “Siguro, confident naman ako na makaka-adjust ako kasi nakasama ko na sila last year,” she added. “Siguro titingnan natin kung ano mangyayare.” Macandili admitted that it was a hard decision to make especially with the Asiad just two weeks away. “Sobrang torn ako na may point last month na gusto kong iwan na lang lahat para sumama sa team, sa Japan,” she said. “But then, kumuha ako ng advice from a lot of people and they told me na nandiyan lang naman 'yung National team.” Her decision makes sense. “If I leave my academics, mage-extend pa ako ng isang term, so sayang 'yung time na magsasabay na naman ako ng academics and volleyball. Better na tapusin ko na para makapag-focus na ako sa volleyball,” said the UAAP Season 80 Finals MVP. “Matatapos 'yung term dapat nitong August 17 na 'yung last day, na-extend 'yung term hanggang 22. Papakiusapan ko 'yung mga prof ko na hanggang 17 na lang ako para makahabol sa Asian Games.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Construction of P350B Metro Manila subway starts this year — Tugade

  Construction of the P350 billion Metro Manila subway project will start before 2018 ends, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said on Wednesday.   Tugade said the project remains on track, with the groundbreaking ceremony and formal construction scheduled "by the end of this year, not later than December."   According to Tugade, partial operation of the subway with stations in North Avenue, Mindanao Avanue and Tandang Sora will start before President Rodrigo Duterte ends his term ends in 2022.   "Uumpisahan natin iyong construction doon sa partialoperability sa tatlong istasyon, saan ito -- North Avenue,Mindanao Avenue, Tandang Sora," he said...Keep on reading: Construction of P350B Metro Manila subway starts this year — Tugade.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Martires hangs up robe after 17 years in judiciary as SC approves early retirement

THE Supreme Court en banc has approved unanimously the early retirement of Associate Justice Samuel Martires who will assume the position of Ombudsman starting this Wednesday. Martires will hang his robe after serving 17 years of serving in the judiciary. He will replace Conchita Carpio Morales who ends her seven-year term today, Tuesday. JOMAR CANLAS [...] The post Martires hangs up robe after 17 years in judiciary as SC approves early retirement appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Berna finds ally in COA to fight corruption in DOT

I finally got to sit down for a long one-on-one with newly minted Tourism Secretary Bernadette "Berna" Romulo- Puyat. (Watch the full video of our interview online on Tuesday in ManilaSpeak.com.)   I am happy to observe she remains the vibrant, enthusiastic, grounded Agriculture Undersecretary the food industry got to know during the three years of Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM), where she was hands on in showcasing Filipino products.   Here are some things we can be proud of in the less than two months she has been in office:   MFM 2019 is definitely pushing through   The gastronomy congress, though canceled this year, will have two more edi...Keep on reading: Berna finds ally in COA to fight corruption in DOT.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Comelec sets July 16 deadline for registration of political parties in 2019 mid-term polls

POLITICAL parties, which will participate in next year’s mid-term elections have only until this Monday to file their petitions for registration, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Comelec Resolution 10395 fixes July 15, 2018 as the last day of filing petitions for registration of political parties and the registration of coalition of political parties on August 31, [...] The post Comelec sets July 16 deadline for registration of political parties in 2019 mid-term polls appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

WATCH: Video of street kid studying in rain goes viral

There's a homeless girl in Malate, Manila who won't let anything get in the way of her dream to finish school. In the afternoon of July 5, eight-year old Lorensalie Elaine Dolfu arrived a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup’s final day

MOSCOW (AP) — Here’s a look at what’s coming up at the World Cup , which is down to its final day, featuring the title match Sunday in Moscow between France and Croatia. PUTIN REAPPEARS The Russian president has kept a fairly low profile at the World Cup considering he’s more or less the man behind the tournament. Vladimir Putin attended the opening match a month ago in Moscow, a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia that kicked off a surprising quarterfinal run for the home team. That’s evidently the only soccer he’s seen in person, though he has hosted a handful of events involving FIFA officials in and around Red Square, including a Saturday evening concert at the Bolshoi Theater. Putin was to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Sunday ahead of the final, then attend the match at Luzhniki Stadium a short drive from the Kremlin before heading off to meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Finland on Monday. WORLD CUP-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT If Putin is into Puerto Rican pop, he’s in for a treat. The tournament’s official song, “Live It Up,” has showed up at World Cup stadiums about as often as Putin himself. It will be showcased Sunday when Will Smith joins singers Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi in performing it during the closing ceremony. The song is innocuous enough, but that doesn’t mean some controversy couldn’t crop up. Though the three avoided anything sensitive during their news conference this week, Istrefi has ruffled feathers in the past on a topic that caused problems earlier in the tournament: An ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, she upset some conservative Serbs last year when she shot a music video inside an Orthodox Church. FIFA fined several Swiss players, also ethnic Albanians, who made pro-Albania symbols with their hands in a comeback win over Serbia in the group stage. WHO’LL TAKE HOME THE HARDWARE England’s Harry Kane has six goals to his credit, making him a near lock to win the Golden Boot , awarded to the tournament’s top scorer. The awards based on judgment calls are more up in the air. Croatia midfielder Luka Modric is a good bet to be named player of the tournament if he plays well again and Croatia wins. But the Golden Ball could just as easily go to Kylian Mbappe or Antoine Griezmann if France triumphs. Best goalkeeper? Maybe the toughest call of all. The two playing Sunday — France captain Hugo Lloris and Croatian sensation Danijel Subasic — and England’s Jordan Pickford all have strong cases in a tournament where several ’keepers have excelled. OH, AND THAT OTHER TROPHY Will France win its second World Cup, or Croatia its first? That could come down to the Croats’ stamina. No team has played three extra-time matches in the same World Cup, as Croatia has done in its past three contests. Moreover, France has had one more day to prepare because its semifinal preceded Croatia’s. “An extra 24 hours is a really big thing at this stage of the tournament,” Belgium coach Roberto Martinez noted Saturday, allowing for what edge his side might’ve had in its 2-0 win over England in the third-place match. On the other hand, Croatia has defied logic on this once already. It was faced with a fast, younger, relatively rested team in its semifinal against England, just as it is against France. After going down a goal, the Croats steadily grew stronger, controlling the game and beating opponents to the ball as if they were the ones with fresh legs, finally getting the winner in extra time. France will be favored for a lot of other good reasons , but another upset shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s been watching Croatia or the rest of this upset-filled World Cup. Catch the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Final between France and Croatia on July 15, Sunday, 11 PM LIVE on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD and via livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Netizens continue to slam parents of baby inside locked car, seek intervention of social services

NETIZENS continue to slam the parents of a baby who was caught on video crying from inside their locked car at a shopping mall in Pasig City. “If this can be done when out, what more if inside their household?” commented netizen Dee del Carmen. “I hope everyone can unite and make sure this is [...] The post Netizens continue to slam parents of baby inside locked car, seek intervention of social services appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Duterte says will not seek second term under new constitution

MANILA — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he would not seek a second term under a new constitution, countering suspicions he might seek to overturn the single-term limit which will not allow him to stay in office beyond 2022. A 22-member panel that is reviewing the 1987 constitution is expected to submit its draft to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

‘Not a second longer’ for Duterte, says Palace in rejecting term extension

MALACANANG on Friday maintained that President Rodrigo Duterte will not go beyond his six-year term that ends in 2022 following reports that the Chief Executive can stay in power until 2030 under the proposed charter for the federal government. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. reiterated that Duterte has no desire to extend his rule. “PRRD (President Rodrigo [...] The post ‘Not a second longer’ for Duterte, says Palace in rejecting term extension appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Duterte, Robredo can seek two four-year terms under federal charter

President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo can seek another term in office under the proposed federal government constitution, a member of the special body tasked to draft the new charter said, amid concerns of a perceived lack of transparency on the document......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

FAST FACTS: Who is slain General Tinio Mayor Ferdinand Bote?

MANILA, Philippines – Ferdinand "Ferdie" Bote was barely half into his first term as mayor of General Tinio, the biggest Nueva Ecija municipality when he was killed on Tuesday, July 3. Unidentified men opened fire on his vehicle after he had visited the National Irrigation Administration office in Cabanatuan City. The 57-year-old engineer ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

DBCC keeps growth goal, sees higher inflation, deficit

The economy can still grow by 7.0-8.0 percent over the medium term despite challenges such as rising inflation and a weaker peso, with the government looking to spend even more next year in support of a massive infrastructure program. Macroeconomic assumptions were reviewed on Monday by the interagency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC), which decided [...] The post DBCC keeps growth goal, sees higher inflation, deficit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

CPP says Duterte ouster highly probable

MANILA, Philippines – As President Rodrigo Duterte  marks his second year in office  on Saturday, June 30, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said it is "highly probable" that he won't be able to finish his 6-year term. In a statement on Saturday, the CPP said that in less than two years, Duterte "has become isolated ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Two years of Duterte: Broken and fulfilled promises

MANILA, Philippines – On June 30, 2018, the Philippines will have experienced two years under Rodrigo Duterte – or a third of his presidential term. The first year was a kickstarter, a taste of what 6 years under the longtime Davao City mayor would be like. At ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

DTI eyes approval of new exports plan

The Trade department is hopeful that President Rodrigo Duterte will soon approve a new medium-term export development plan following an endorsement by the government’s Economic Development Cluster (EDC). The 2018-2022 Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP), which the EDC submitted to Duterte earlier this month, is a five-year roadmap that identifies strategies to achieve the trade [...] The post DTI eyes approval of new exports plan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018